Trigeminal trophic syndrome

What is Trigeminal trophic syndrome?

Trigeminal trophic lesions (also known as "Trigeminal trophic syndrome") are a cutaneous condition caused by the interruption of peripheral or central sensory pathways of the trigeminal nerve that result in a slowly enlarging, uninflammed ulcer on the cheek beside the ala nasi.

Sixty cases were reported from 1982 to 2002.

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53yrs, 8stone, 5ft1in. I have had almost constant, severe aching pain on right side of face around cheekbone & eye area since May. In morning it is...

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Thank you for your query.

1. The description and onset of your symptoms appears to be consistent with Right Trigeminal Neuralgia.


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